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    Good Clean Fun

    What you need: Bar of soap Plastic knife, craft sticks, 
toothpicks, paper clips Paper and pencil What you do:   1. Brainstorm sculpture ideas. 2. Then sketch your design on…

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    Elvis Forever


    In 1956, Elvis performed two concerts at the Mosque (now the Landmark Theater) in Richmond. He was just twenty-one. Alfred Wertheimer’s photos documenting the performance, and the young musician’s travels,…

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    Storied Art

    Jacob Lawrence depicted the history of African Americans in his artwork. His series, The Legend of John Brown, is on display at VMFA through mid-June. Use these easy steps to…

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    Japanese Lanterns

    While away a snow day creating a light and lovely lantern inspired by Japanese art. Just like snowflakes, no two lanterns are alike. Artists can elaborate, adding their own fancy…

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    • December 1, 2011

    Let the season inspire you! Display your creation at home, or delight someone special with a homemade gift.   What you need: • Construction paper, craft paper, stiff giftwrap, magazine…

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    • November 4, 2011

    The fun of this project is ultimately rooted in its flexibility. Just gathering up supplies from around the house or backyard will be a unique adventure for the kids.  …

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    • September 4, 2011

    What you need: • Two large pieces of cotton or felt fabric • Scissors • A pencil or pen • Fabric glue, needle and thread, stapler, or low-temp hot glue gun. (There…

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    In Ancient Egypt, canopic jars were used during the mummification process to store and protect human organs for the afterlife. The lids were often designed with heads, made to represent…

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    What you need: • Blue construction paper • Dark crayon or marker • Scissors • Gold glitter • Bottle of clear-drying glue   What you do: 1. Fold a piece…

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